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Black Poplar

Postby Campievanner » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:04 pm

I would love to plant some Black Poplar in our wood. The reason goes back to a twig at Primary school and the tree next to our house.
Whilst we aren't ready to plant them I thought I could grow some on at home in large pots in the garden away from deer etc. for a couple of years.
Any suggestions of anywhere to get some saplings and whether this is a good plan.

Thanks
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Re: Black Poplar

Postby SimonFisher » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:26 pm

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Re: Black Poplar

Postby Meadowcopse » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:46 pm

I had reasonable success with cuttings in pots outdoors, from both male and female trees a couple of years ago.
I must do some more this next week or so from a bit of pruning.
I had 2 female cuttings from a friend in the Malvern area in pots to about 5 feet tall 3 years ago, before transplanting them to their final site.
They are about 10 feet tall now and filled out quite well.
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Re: Black Poplar

Postby Campievanner » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:19 pm

Thank you
I know there is a female black poplar on the way to work, but not sure if I can go and cut a couple of twigs off it. It is just on the edge of the pavement and there are low hanging twigs.
Did email a tree company about their stock but they didn't get back to me so will look around some more.
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Re: Black Poplar

Postby Meadowcopse » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:50 pm

I'll try and sort some cuttings soon, just noticed your profile says Manchester - I could possibly drop some off when passing that way next.
It's worth looking up Manchester Poplar Populus nigra betulifola - considered to be a male subspecies clone (if the council haven't chopped them down due to poplar scab).

A good book is:
The Black Poplar, Ecology, History & Conservation by Fiona Cooper
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Re: Black Poplar

Postby Campievanner » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:57 am

Thank you again.
lewrning so much here.
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